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A Heidelbergi Káté kéziratos magyarázatai Erdélyben
Heidelberg Catechism Commentary Manuscripts

Author(s): Zoltán Ballai
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Theology and Religion
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: Zacharias Ursinus; Heidelberg Catechism; 17th–18th century manuscripts; commentaries (explanations) of Heidelberg Catechism; 17th–18th century Reformed theology

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present and to sum up the results of a historical and theological research into the use of the Heidelberg Catechism in Transylvania. It focuses on those commentaries on the Heidelberg Catechism which have never been printed because of various reasons, but are still in use for almost two centuries in the schools and pulpits of the Church. Most of the manuscripts mentioned in this study –mainly from 17th-18th century – have never been extensively researched. The current analysis aims to classify the various types of commentaries written in different historical circumstances and based on different argumentations. Moreover, it also gives a taste – as it serves as a basis for a broader research – of the colourful insights into the rightly appreciated Heidelberg Catechism and its explanations.

  • Issue Year: 107/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 169-193
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Hungarian